HealthDay (4/26, Preidt) reports, “Young gay and bisexual men may be much more likely to attempt suicide or harm themselves than their older counterparts, and blacks are at greater risk than whites,” the findings of a study published online April 26 in the Journal of Public Health reveal. After examining “survey responses from nearly 5,800 gay and bisexual men from the United Kingdom 16 and older,” researchers found that “those younger than 26 were two times more likely to be depressed or anxious, and six times more likely to attempt suicide or harm themselves than those older than 45.”
Medical Daily (4/26, Scutti) reports, “Black gay and bisexual men were twice as likely to be depressed and five times more likely to have attempted suicide than the white majority,” researchers found. In addition, “lower income men were…more likely to be depressed and anxious, and attempt suicide or self-harm,” the study found. Interestingly, “researchers discovered cohabiting men were 50 percent less likely to suffer from depression compared to men living in solitude.”
— “Young Gay, Bisexual Men May Be at Higher Risk for Suicide, Study Finds,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, April 26, 2016.